The mission of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine is: to provide high quality medical care to patients; to provide education about diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes to our community, medical students, graduate trainees, and practitioners, both non-dermatologist and dermatologists; and, to perform original clinical research that adds to the understanding of diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. The goal of our training program is to provide the opportunity for trainees to become able to deliver superior specialized care for patients with diseases of the skin, the appendages, and the mucous membranes. The training program in dermatology provides a broad and varied educational experience. Educational activities involve graduate medical trainees over a 3-year period. The experience is progressive with more responsibility, regularly scheduled conferences, seminars, as well as supervised clinical care of patients. Dermatopathology and Dermatologic Surgery are integral parts of our residency program.